Vicon’s New 16-Channel H.264 Network Encoder Converts Analog Camera Inputs Into Streamed IP Video Data


Hauppauge, NY |  October 31, 2017: Vicon Industries, a leading designer and producer of security surveillance solutions, introduces a 16-channel H.264 video encoder model that converts analog camera inputs into streamed IP video data. The encoder incorporates high-quality H.264 video and audio encoding and compression technology and is specifically designed to support 960H, AHD and TVI analog cameras.

The ENC-H264-16 encoder is the perfect solution for hybrid systems, as it simplifies the migration to network video without upgrading existing analog camera systems. The encoder network-enables existing analog cameras and creates an IP-based system, allowing integration with Vicon’s Valerus VMS. Customers benefit from leveraging the latest VMS technology while maintaining their legacy investments.

This cost-effective, 16-channel video encoder supports all types of analog cameras including PTZ domes with full control over RS485. The H.264 video compression format drastically reduces bandwidth and storage requirements without compromising image quality.

Advanced features such as museum search, that permits users to conduct quick analysis of recorded events, as well as dynamic load balancing and automatic detection, are provided when the device is used as part of a Valerus Video Management System (VMS). The encoder device is easy to install and configure within Valerus by using an exclusive setup utility that enables quick assignment of an IP address.

By upgrading to an IP-based system with Vicon’s video encoder, customers gain increased flexibility in camera management while utilizing existing cameras and cabling. IP-based system allows cameras to be added one at a time, which ensures customers can future-proof their investment and continue to add the latest security technology without overhauling its infrastructure.

“The new H.264 encoder is a perfect solution for hybrid systems, allowing users to benefit from the many advanced features of Valerus while maintaining use of their analog cameras” said Guy Arazi, Vicon’s Director of Product Management.

Learn more about this encoder on Vicon’s website:

About Vicon Industries, Inc.: Since 1967, Vicon has been a leading provider of mission-critical security surveillance systems. Today we are focused on providing solutions that have been engineered not just for performance and features, but for simplicity in deployment, operation and maintenance. Our goal is to serve as a valued security technology partner to our customers by reducing security solution complexity, ensuring a superior experience and future proofing our solutions. Vicon and its leading-edge systems are trusted by a customer base that spans the globe, representing every type of industry.

For more information about Vicon, please visit: Vicon…Simple Solutions for a Complex World.